Weekly Bulletin – 19.1.18

Dear Parents, This term already seems to be whizzing past. Children in the Centre are all having a lot of fun enjoying ‘Once upon a time’ stories …Everywhere I go there are gingerbread men being made or porridge oats being cooked! Do ask your children about these stories as they seem to be very knowledgeable about them and are enjoying retelling them. Just a few reminders for the coming weeks. • Parents’ evenings for Nursery children who started in the Autumn Term, are coming up at the end of January, or beginning of February. Please check your child’s classroom door to sign up for a 10 minute appointment with your class staff. • Friday 9th February is a training day for staff so the Centre is closed. • Half term is from Monday 12th-Friday 16thFebruary inclusive. Holiday club will be running over half term so please book your place by Friday 26th January…it is already filling up fast! • Invoices for January have been emailed – please could you pay these. If you were expecting an invoice, but haven’t received one, then please can you speak to the office staff. • We have emailed all the parents who we think are likely to want a Nursery place with us in September 2018. Please can you respond to the survey sent as soon as possible so we can start planning for next year. We would like to get offer letters out to you soon after half term. If you are hoping your child will stay with us in the Nursery next year, but have not received the email survey, then...

Newsletter No. 3 – January 2018

Newsletter No 3 January 2018 Nursery and The Nest Dear Parents and Carers Happy New Year! A very warm welcome back to this new term and the New Year. The children seem to have come back into their classes very settled and happy. Welcome to any new parents to the Centre and we look forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming year. Please do come and see your class staff, or myself, if you have anything at all you would like to discuss – we really value working together with you in partnership. Important term dates for your diary Friday 9th February – Whole school closure for staff training – Our inset day this year is going to be on Maths. Half Term -Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 Owlets Holiday Club – Sign up soon if you want a place. The holiday club will run during February half term. £6.00 per hour for nursery children/ £6.50 per hour for Nest children. Come and have an extra play at Homerton with all our fun activities: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018 9am – 5pm Ask Melody Wright or the office for a request form. The holiday club does get full so please apply as soon as possible. Reception School Places –If you are applying for a reception place for your child to start school in September 2018, please remember that the closing date for applications is MONDAY 15TH JANUARY. Parents Consultations – These are for South Room, East Room and West Room children only, and will be take place at...

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 8 December

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 8th December 2017 Dear Parents, Preparations for Christmas are well underway in all the rooms and there is a real feeling of excitement in the Centre.  Just a few things to mention this week… Firstly thank you so much for coming along to our Christmas Story Trail which I think the staff, and ex-staff enjoy as much as the children and parents. Many thanks also to the parents who participated as actors for the day. Thank you also for buying raffle tickets on Wednesday – we raised a fantastic £280.00 which will be used towards replacing books and toys for the children. Next week brings a lot more excitement.  We have a Christmas dinner on Tuesday for those who stay for lunch that day…some other classes enjoyed their Christmas lunch yesterday. We also have visits from Father Christmas next week – keep this one a surprise for the children please. Wednesday is party day, which is just for the children, and we have plans to sing lots of songs and enjoy some special food which we supply.  The children will also enjoy a play put on by ex-Homerton pupils…so a big thank you to them. Fran Crouch is joining the staff next week and will initially be working in East Room, and South Room on a Wednesday afternoon. Many thanks for all your support. Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton       Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)...

Weekly Bulletin – Friday 1st December 2017

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – Friday 1st December 2017 Dear Parents, Homerton is a hive of activity in the lead up to Christmas as you will see when you next enter the Centre! • Please join your child for our Christmas Story trail on Wednesday 6th December…this is a lovely event which takes place at the usual drop off times in the morning and afternoon. The whole event usually takes 20-30 minutes. • Wednesday is also our Christmas raffle day. Tickets will be sold for £1.00 a strip on the day. There are some great prizes, which you can see in the boxes that have been beautifully made up by Tracey and her sister. • Tamsin’s last day with us, before going onto maternity leave, is also 6th December and we all wish her well with this exciting time ahead. Her current role will be covered by Bridget Cafferkey who already works in East Room. • Fran Crouch and Alex Elbro will be re-joining the staff and doing our PPA cover time for us. • A big thank you goes to Budgens who are kindly donating us a Christmas tree which hopefully you will all see on Wednesday. • Just a reminder that if your child is coming in late but needs a lunch then please ring the office by 10am to let them know. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday and have a very happy weekend. With Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)...

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – 24/11/17

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 24th November 2017 Dear Parents, Just a few things for the coming week. • Tamsin, our lovely TA in East Red is leaving us to go on maternity leave on the 6th December. We will all really miss her and hope she will be returning to us in the next academic year. • If you are able to please can you donate an Xmas raffle prize to the red box in the entrance– the raffle will be drawn on the 6th December and tickets will be £1.00 a strip, for sale on that day only. • You will have received an invitation for the Xmas Story trail which takes place on 6th December at drop off time. Please do come along and join your child for this magical event. • Last week it was plastic bottles, this week it is wood. We need off cuts of wood for our class woodwork tables – any donations would be very welcome. Thank you for sending in the plastic bottles much appreciated. • Many thanks to our parent governors who organised the social event this week. • The Guardian newspaper is doing a follow up piece on last year’s ‘Save Nursery Schools’ campaign so you may see something in the paper in the coming weeks about that with Homerton featuring again. • We must apologise as we have had a system problem sending out invoices by email and many of you have not received your November invoices. Please let Sue in the office know if this is the case. The December invoices will be paper copies and we will...

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 16.11.17

Dear Parents,   Thank you to everyone who came to the Parents evening and talk on play last week.  It was lovely to see so many parents.  The talk will be repeated for Nest parents and anyone who was not able to attend this time, in the Spring Term. Parents social event is coming up on Wednesday 22nd November at 7.45 at Queen Edith’s Pub – do go along if you are able to as it will be a chance to meet other parents and make some new friends. Please see attached information on applying for Reception places which needs to be done in the next few weeks – dates on the attachment. Please remember to keep a little time free at drop off on the 6th December to accompany your child around the garden on our magical Christmas Story trail. The trail usually takes about 30 minutes in total…more information will be sent on this shortly. Please can you collect any small clear plastic drink bottles with lids – size 500ml or less – for East and South Room who are planning a fun activity with them. As part of celebrating the many languages and cultures in the Centre we have a language and culture display board in the corridor outside Rainbow Room. Polish is this half term’s language so do take your child along to have a look and learn how to count to ten in Polish! Please do come and see me if there is anything you would like to discuss.   Best wishes Alex and all at Homerton...
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